BY PRESIDENT NESS:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Visit Duluth (formerly the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau), which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ and under which agreement Visit Duluth will provide advertising and promotion services to the city during the years 2006 through 2008 at a cost to the city not to exceed an amount to be appropriated annually by the city council; payable from Fund 258, Agency 030, Object 5436-02.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes execution of an agreement with Visit Duluth (formerly the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau) for 2006, 2007 and 2008, on the basis of a budget and marketing plan developed and approved annually by the board of Visit Duluth. The term is being extended to three years to allow Visit Duluth to formulate longer term marketing plans. The annual disbursement by the city will be determined by the formula that has been used for several years and is contained in the agreement. The council will consider annually the dollar amount determined by the formula, and the expenditure will only occur if the funding is appropriated annually by the council.